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Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties.


The Department of Educational Sciences at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, invites applications for the position of a Professor (Tenure) for >History of Education< (Salary Scale W2) to start in October 2018 or as soon as possible.
The candidate is expected to establish a sustainable research program, be capable to produce and publish original research, be an effective teacher and mentor of both undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in institutional and professional service. We are looking for a scientist with an internationally visible research profile that complements the existing research expertise of the department of educational sciences and the faculty of philosophy and educational sciences.
The future holder of the post will represent the subject >History of Education< in research and teaching. She/he is expected to do research on the history of pedagogical practices and their diverse forms of institutionalization. In addition, she/he should focus on the genealogy of pedagogical problems and thinking patterns having regard to their embeddedness in specific socio-cultural contexts. The applicants are expected to take the wide array of approaches in the field history of education into account by framing their work as social- and cultural-scientific as well as historical-epistemological.
Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. Habilitation) or significant post-doctoral research contributions and teaching experience are as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB.
We expect furthermore:
  • strong commitment to academic teaching at graduate and undergraduate level;
  • readiness to participate in interdisciplinary research;
  • willingness and ability to attract external funding;
  • readiness to contribute to joint research projects of the department;
  • willingness to commit oneself to the work of the Professional School of Education and the Center of Educational Studies
The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunities employer.
Complete applications including CV, copies of academic certificates, list of publications, list of self-raised third-party funds, and a teaching record should be sent by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Prof. Dr. Corinna Mieth, e-mail:, not later than 31.03.2018.
Further information can be obtained at

Closing date: 31.03.2018
Closing date: 31 March 2018 Published on on date 7 February 2018
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